Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop . . .


What warms you up faster on a cold wintery night than a deliciously hot romance hero? Believe me, when temperatures here in my home state of Michigan dip down to a -40 wind chill (Baby, that’s COLD outside!) there’s nothing I’d rather do than stay inside with a warm cat and a sizzling book boyfriend.

Just in time to save you from frostbite, join me and 57 author friends in the Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop!


What is it about a hero that makes your pulse race and your toes curl? What is it about him that heats you up like a roaring fire? My go-to Rx for those plunging temperatures has always been Shapeshifter Max Savoie, the mysterious and dangerously desirable hero of my “By Moonlight” dark paranormal romances. Readers couldn’t get enough of his irresistibly unexpected combination of deadly power and heart-breaking vulnerability. So much so, that he and his tough-as-nails NOPD detective girlfriend romped and roared through the first four of this eight book series. And reader’s still wanted MORE MAX - especially those insatiable ladies in my Nancy Gideon By Moonlight Goodreads group (Bless them!) They’ve been restless and demanding ever since I announced I was working on Remembered by Moonlight, the newest book in the series devoted once again to Max and Charlotte.

So here to get those temperatures rising is a new Sneak Peek at my work-in-progress Remembered by Moonlight:



Excerpt:

The room was dark but Max had no trouble spotting the figure moving anxiously beneath silky sheets. She was asleep, her dream twisting about her like those tangled covers. There was no apparent danger, yet he didn’t withdraw. Her plaintive cries held him in a tight fist, shaking him into intuitive action. To guard. To comfort.He slid across the acre of empty space to find her knotted and trembling on the far edge of the mattress. Trying not to wake her, he bent close enough to see the frantic movement beneath her shuttered eyelids, to hear the hurried snatches of breath that fluttered softly against his skin.

“Shhhhh. It’s all right, sha. I’m here. I won’t let anything harm you.”

The sound of his voice brought her up against him like a gravitational pull. Her arms snagged about his middle, her damp face burrowed into the hollow of his throat. There, she clung with a desperate entreaty until his own embrace circled her and pressed her closer still. The transfer was immediate, her absorbing his calm, him tense with her panic.

Despite the urge to pull back from this unexpected intimacy, Max found himself sinking into a deep sense of . . . belonging. The scent of her, the thick mat of her dark hair beneath his chin, the surprising strength of her curvy body beneath the sweat dampened tee shirt and gym shorts, the unquestioning way she sought him out, all of it so familiar, so . . . right.

He let himself relax into the moment, cautiously testing the complexities the feel of her inspired. Contentment. A fierce, spirit-shaking protectiveness. And more. Sensations wound about his heart, settled low to burn and ache in his loins as he brushed his knuckles along the hard line of her jaw.

My warrior woman.

Max smiled at that encapsulation of who and what she was as he let his eyes close and let himself simply enjoy the sense of connecting to someplace, to someone. And as he drifted off into a deep and untroubled sleep, one truth solidified.

He’d been wrong before.

Here in his arms was the key to everything.



Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Because it’s just too cruel to hint at unavailable hotness, to warm up your e-readers, Amazon is featuring both Betrayed by Shadows and Prince of Shadows in their Kindle Big Deal event. These “By Moonlight” books are just $1.99 (that’s right, $1.99!!!!) from January 17 through February 2! What can be steamier than a good man buried in bad deeds with a bad girl denying a good heart or a swaggering, dangerous, tattooed rock-n-roll prince trying to woo a gentle virgin in order to win a throne . . . and her heart? Here’s a graphic to explain it better . . .


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To help you find that warm cozy to cuddle up with, I’m offering a $10 Amazon gift card to a lucky reader chosen at random. 

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Don’t let the fire die down! Follow the linky links to more tantalizing Winter Wonder Men and, in addition to the giveaway at each blog, one commenter from the tour will win the Hop’s BIG grand prize of a $50 Barnes & Noble or Amazon gift card (winner’s choice).


See you at Amazon from 1-17 to 2-2 for your $1.99 One Clicks of Betrayed by Shadows and Prince of Shadows!

Stay warm and Happy Reading!

35 comments:

  1. oh, my -- heartwrenching sweet, such a tease, but nice to see that hope of things working out. can't wait to read more

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  2. Thank you so much!

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  3. Thanks for the big deal on Kindle I will be snagging those up tomorrow :).

    Max is definitely my type of hero who could warm me up :)

    anovelgathering2013(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I love a man who's protective, loyal, and funny
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

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  5. That is a great deal to keep me warm. :)
    I love those tortured heroes who are a little dark, dangerous, possessive but also have that sweet side and you just want to hold them to make it all better.

    fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Yay! I love these two! Do you have a release date?!

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  7. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  8. These two are so meant for each other. Wonderful!

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  9. You've got another winner here, Nancy. And, yes, it's hot here. Don't tell Hubs. LOL

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  10. Wonderful excerpt. I love your Midnight book series. I fell hard for the heroes in those books. They were flawed and we never knew what to expect.

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  11. Delicious excerpt, thanks for the giveaway and yes, we always love reading about Max!

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  12. liked the excerpt thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  13. Fabulous excerpt! Seems the snow outside my office window has melted some.... ;)

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  14. Love your By Moonlight paranormal romances! Thanks for the great giveaway.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I enjoyed the excerpt. Max sounds like a wonderful hero.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  16. Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  17. It's been raining for days here. But it ain't that cold now. Thanks to your excerpt. :D

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  18. Max sounds like my type of hero.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  19. He sounds like someone I could develop a crush on.

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  20. Sounds good.

    I love a hero who is the strong silent type, with a heart of gold that doesn't immediately show, smart, who can have fun when they let themselves do so.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. I AM LOVING THIS BLOG HOP AND FINDING ALL THESE NEW TO ME AUTHORS! MY WISHLIST KEEPS GETTING LONGER!

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  22. Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  23. Sounds so good! Love it! My favorite is an alpha hero. One thats strong, caring, protective. I love a sense of humor! And a six pack and guns doesnt hurt anything. lol Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love a caring, protective hero, one who can go all alpha male, yet doesn’t feel threatened and even encourages their loved one taking the lead and taking charge. A sense of humor is also important. It doesn’t matter if it’s just goofiness, dry humor, wit, etc, just some type of sense of humor. He has to be able to deal with feelings, not all, oh I’m a guy, we don’t do those things, over-macho crap. I want a guy who’s secure in his massculinity (you know, not afraid to wear pink or scared people will think he’s “gay” or “a girl” for actually doing/enjoying things like going to the theatre or dressing fashionably). Loyalty and fidelity are extremely important as well as being able to cook. A guy who can cook is super sexy. And romantic at heart as well.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Love the excerpt and hop...YUM.
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

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  26. Off to one click :) delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

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  27. The men on your covers could keep me warm all winter. jfitze2@hotmail.com

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  28. Excitingly hunky men on the covers. Thanks for an exciting hop.

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  29. Yum! I like my heroes to be on the protective side :)

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  30. I'm excited about your Goodreads group! ghwasd at gmail dot com

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  31. My favorite hero is faithful, protective and has a great sense of humor.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  33. I don't know if you're being kind or cruel to share these little snippets of Remembered by Moonlight... on the one hand I love reading them, but on the other it makes it even harder to wait for the book to come out! Keep sharing, though. I'll just deal with the anxiety if I can have a little time with Max now and then. He's worth it!

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